Harvey Goodwyn Fields, Sr

Harvey Goodwyn Fields, Sr

Birth
Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 5 May 1961 (aged 78)
Union Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot sec 5
Memorial ID 38084540 · View Source
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Harvey Goodwyn Fields was born in Marksville in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, in 1883. He was the son of Theodore Thomas Fields, newspaper editor in Avoyelles Parish, and Carrie Goodwyn Fields. In 1908, he married Evelyn Sanders and they had two sons, T.T. and Harvey, Jr., and a daughter, Doris. Fields attended Louisiana Polytechnic Institute (now Louisiana Tech) and Tulane Law School, and served in the Louisiana Senate from 1916-1920. He was also a District Attorney for Union Parish (1922-1925), Chairman of the Louisiana State Democratic Central Committee (1926-1929), a member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission (1928-1936), and United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana (1937-1941). Fields was a colleague and avid supporter of Huey Long. He was also a law partner of Long for a short time in Shreveport, Louisiana.

School teacher; lawyer; law partner of Huey P. Long (Governor of Louisiana)
Member of Louisiana state senate, 1916-20;
District Attorney, 3rd District, 1922-25; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1924 (alternate), 1928, 1932, 1936;
Louisiana Democratic state chair, 1926-29;
Member of Louisiana public service commission, 1927-36;
U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, 1937-45.



  • Created by: Nan Reuel
  • Added: 8 Jun 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 38084540
  • Bonnie Sisson Manning
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harvey Goodwyn Fields, Sr (31 May 1882–5 May 1961), Find a Grave Memorial no. 38084540, citing Farmerville Cemetery, Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Nan Reuel (contributor 47105584) .